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Five die as Kano mining site caves in

Published by The Nation on Sat, 15 Feb 2020


Our ReporterThe Kano State Fire Service on Friday confirmed the death of five ofthe six people trapped under a heap of sand at Ramin Farar Kasa in Dauni village in Minjibir Local Government Area of the state.The Public Relations Officer of the service, Alhaji Saidu Muhammad, said in a statement in Kano that the organizationreceived a distress call on Thursday afternoon from Dauni village through one Malam Danlami Murtala about 02:45 p.m. that a heap of sand had covered six people who were digging for sand.Upon receiving the information, we quickly dispatched firemen and a fire engine to the scene, tried to rescue the victim where only a little boy of about four years was found alive.Read Also:De-risking mining to woo foreign investorsHe gave the names of the victims as Ibrahim Shuaibu, four; Dije Shuaibu, eight; Hadiza Shuaibu, 12; Nana Idris, 12; Wasila Nuhu, 13; and Saida Lawwali, 32.Muhammad said the bodies of victims were handed over to the village head of Dauni, Alhaji Bello Rabiu, adding the only survivor had a minor fracture.He advised the general public who are into such business to be careful when digging or mining because of the safety of their safety.
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